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First souls, then blood, now salt
March 18, 2016 - It's no secret that this latest Metroidvania title borrows heavily from the Souls series of action RPGs. However, Salt and Sanctuary translates the established formula into two dimensions which makes it quite the intriguing experiment.
Read more: Salt and Sanctuary Review
Get ready for a cluckin' good time
March 16, 2016 - After almost five years, Rocketbirds is finally getting a sequel. I recently had the opportunity to play through the first three chapters as well as a cool new mode so let's see what the birdbrains at Ratloop have been up to.
Read more: Rocketbirds 2: The Evolution of a Hardboiled Chicken
Bub and Bob are back, baby!
March 15, 2016 - Very few classic arcade games hold up as well as Bubble Bobble. Believe it or not, it's been thirty years since its initial release so let's pay Bub and Bob a visit and see how the years have treated them.
Read more: Arcade Archives: Bubble Bobble Review
Descend into an immersive strategy defense RPG experience
March 14, 2016 - When it comes to video games, nothing's more hardcore than exploring a brutally difficult dungeon. Dungeon of the Endless may not be your typical roguelike yet there's no denying just how habit-forming it is.
Read more: Dungeon of the Endless Review
No gate can hold in this SG1
March 13, 2016 - Shoot 'em ups have been played the same way for decades. Star Ghost is a bold attempt at offering a unique control scheme, but will fans of the genre welcome this unorthodox change or should developers stick to the basics?
Read more: Star Ghost Review
It's cool to play with toys again
March 11, 2016 - Physics-based 2D time trials are a great way to test your gaming skills. This new addition to the genre may not improve upon the familiar formula much, so let's see how it lives up to modern classics such as Trials.
Read more: Action Henk Review
Welcome to Magnetvania
March 10, 2016 - Metroidvania games are more popular than ever. In order to make one worthwhile, game developers have to strive for unique gameplay. Thankfully, Teslagrad's magnet-based mechanics just may have what it takes.
Read more: Teslagrad Review
Friggin' magnets, how do they work?
March 9, 2016 - I'm always happy to take a trip down memory lane. MagNets brings me back to the early Dreamcast days with its simple gameplay and cheesy charm, but is it a worthy game for 2016 standards?
Read more: MagNets: Fully Charged Review
The game where big head mode is default
March 8, 2016 - Twin stick shooters are a dime a dozen yet they're rarely done this well. Invite your favourite android over, make sure her batteries are fully charged, and let the arcade shooting action begin!
Read more: Assault Android Cactus Review
You need a shovel to dig up treasure
March 5, 2016 - Nintendo's Wii has a fantastic library of games. Unfortunately, it also introduced many gamers to the concept of shovelware: bad games created for a quick buck. However, there are many good games that look like they fit this description so let's start the countdown.
Read more: Top 10 Fun Wii Games That Look Like Shovelware
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